Toyota Avalon

Price $38,185 – $40,280
Fuel consumption 7.5 – 11.3 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 78%(view ratings)
The Toyota Avalon is a full-size sedan that lingers at the bottom of the luxury market. With premium features and styling, the Avalon comes loaded with heated leather seats and can be upgraded to include HID headlights and a top-notch sound system. All versions of the Toyota sedan feature a 3.5-litre V6 that is good for 268 horsepower and 248 lbs.-ft. of torque, shifted via a six-speed automatic transmission.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 78%
Driving 6/10
Safety 8/10
Interior 9/10
Reliability 8/10
Winter driving 7/10
Comfort 9/10

What's new in 2015



  • Modern lines
  • Undeniable comfort
  • High caliber reliability
  • Less expensive than the equivalent Lexus ES
  • Frugal fuel consumption


  • Sluggish steering
  • Still looks like a 'geezer mobile'
  • Not as classy as a Lexus
  • Boring sporty trim